You Could Buy a House in New Mexico Made Famous by Billy the Kid [Photos]
The house in historical Lincoln, New Mexico (just a few hours from Lubbock) is up for sale with amazing scenery and a great story to tell for ONLY $545,000!
Here are some of the details of the home, which is located at 692 Calle La Placita.
- Single-Family Home
- 3 Bedrooms
- 2 full Bathrooms
- 4,505 sqft
- Lot size: 0.84 acres
- Built in 1878
The description from realty website Trulia talks about the historical significance of the house:
Built in 1878 and nestled in the scenic Bonito River Valley in historic Lincoln, NM, the Lesnett house was standing during the turbulent Lincoln County War of 1878-1881. The outlaw Billy the Kid was hidden in a flour barrel in the kitchen and later hid under a bed in one of the front rooms when soldiers from nearby Ft. Stanton came into the house pursuing him. Sheriff Pat Garrett once owned a segment of the property. The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of 3 designated historic homes remaining in private ownership in Lincoln. All other have been ...acquired by state and federal governments. This spacious territorial style 4000 sq. ft. adobe home is private yet has good visibility and is zoned business or residential. Features include 12 coved ceilings with vigas, 22 thick adobe walls, kiva fireplace and large bright rooms.
What I love is that they've kept the outside intact, but have redecorated. The scenery around there is simply amazing.
While we were looking at the house, four deer wandered through the yard, too. The price might be a little on the high side, but the peaceful environment around there is worth it.